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Employee Horror Stories

One of the best and worst parts of owning a small business for me has been employees. While some of them are a joy and make my life easier, a few of them have shown me the darker side of humanity. After 13 years, I sometimes think I’ve seen it all, and then, inevitably, I’m surprised again. If you are in charge of employees or might have a need to hire some to help your business in the future, I’ll share some tips I’ve leaned over the years. Put It In Writing Whether you are hiring someone as a once a month contractor or someone to work 40 hours per week, make up a contract. You could use a lawyer, but I’ve found that there are many templates online that are very affordable.  Contracts don’t have to be complicated, and you can inlcude what you want. These are some of the thing I’ve found to be important. Job Duties and Expectations Length of Contract Salary or Hourly Wage and Expected Hours to be Worked Arbitration Clause. This is something I’ve added over the past few years which states that if there is a conflict that the employer and employee can’t ...

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